By Eliaser Ndeyanale
FORMER Omusati regional governor Sacky Kayone was elected as Swapo’s Omusati regional coordinator during a regional elective meeting in Outapi about two weeks ago.
Kayone, who defeated former Outapi constituency councillor Tataati Shileka in a two horse-race- is well-known for declaring Omusati region as a no-go area for opposition parties ahead of the 2009 national election -is said to enjoy the support of Swapo regional executive committee especially the non-Oshimbalantu speaking people who did not want Shileka to take over from Omusati governor Erkki Endjala who had to relinquish the position after being appointed as regional governor.
This according to sources, has the potential to tear the region apart as most of the cadres occupying top leadership positions in the region are from Ombalantu despite the region compromising of seven other tribes.
Another top leader who was elected alongside Kayone was Swapo Party Youth League Regional secretary Senia Uushona who has been elected as regional secretary of information and mobilisation. Uushona replaced National Assembly MP Leevi Katoma.
Like other wings of the party, the new leadership is expected to push for President Hage Geingob to be re-elected as Swapo president when the party holds its election in 2017 where Geingob faces, among others, retired army generals who want to stand for Swapo’s presidency against him.
Speaking to Confidente on Friday, Kayone promised to mobilise the electorate so that he is party can achieve more to improve the lives of its members.
”This will be another mandate to continue implementing development programmes aimed at improving the living standards of our people.
“We are committed to continue building on the firm foundation that has been laid since 1990 to provide a better life for all,” he said.
Kayone said the election was free and fair and he thanked all participants for trusting the elected candidates who will lead the region.
Swapo national leaders assigned to Omusati Region, Lempie Lukas and Samuel Chief Ankama oversaw the election.
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